Have you always wanted to write short stories? A novel? An essay? Screenplays? If yes, read the next sentence.
Don't you hate when ads ask: are you looking for paths to greater inspiration, getting out of your rut, finishing your manuscript and moving on to your next great creative endeavour? Like, of course you are. So am I.
So there it is. Hey, Writer is the book for you and me.
Hey, Writer—A Lifetime of Tips, Prompts and Ideas to Help you Write your Best Work Yet—is full of thought-provoking, insightful, encouraging chapters discussing the magic of the creative process, from your inherent right to create, to structure, to making your words dance, to making time when there's no time, getting the draft done, working with feedback and collaboration, getting over blocks and fears and enjoying the whole damn process. It can be beautiful.
CHAPTER 1: STAY OFF THE INTERNET
CHAPTER 2: MAKE TIME
CHAPTER 3: THE RIGHT TO WRITE
CHAPTER 4: YOUR LIFE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH
CHAPTER 5: POSITIVE ROUTINES
CHAPTER 6: STRUCTURE CREATES FREEDOM
CHAPTER 7: SHOW SOME CHARACTER
CHAPTER 8: DON’T EDIT YOURSELF
CHAPTER 9: THERE’S NO COMPARISON
CHAPTER 10: STEAL
CHAPTER 11: READ
CHAPTER 12: WHAT IF WE DID AN EXERCISE?
CHAPTER 13: BE A DRAMA QUEEN
CHAPTER 14: THE OPENING SENTENCE
CHAPTER 15: IF YOU WANT TO WRITE
CHAPTER 16: KNOW THY ENDING?
CHAPTER 17: DON’T BE TOO HARD ON YOURSELF
CHAPTER 18: BE HARD ON YOURSELF (AKA THE REWRITE)
CHAPTER 19: CREATIVE FAILURE
CHAPTER 20: LOOSE WORDS SINK SCRIPTS
CHAPTER 21: WRITING WITH RHYTHM
CHAPTER 22: IF YOU’RE STUCK
CHAPTER 23: SLEEP ENOUGH
CHAPTER 24: DO YOU TALK BETTER THAN YOU WRITE?
CHAPTER 25: BE A HERO: FIGHT DEMONS
CHAPTER 26: BE A RESEARCH EXPERT
CHAPTER 27: WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW
CHAPTER 28: SHARE YOUR WORK
CHAPTER 29: MORNING PAGES
CHAPTER 30: ONE WORD
CHAPTER 31: THE FINAL BLASTOFF
APPENDIX: AFFIRMATIONS CENTRAL
PAGES FOR YOUR OWN TIPS, PROMPTS and IDEAS